California Public Records Act (Govt.Code Section 6250)

  • The California Public Records Act (CPRA) was passed by the California Legislature in 1968. In 2021 the legislature enacted the CPRA Recodification Act (AB 473). This Act, effective Jan. 1, 2023, renumbered and reorganized the PRA in a new Division 614 of the Government Code, beginning at section 7920.005. The CPRA requires that government/public agency records be disclosed to the public, upon request, unless there are privacy and/or public safety exemptions which would prevent doing so.


  • What is a public record?

  • Are there exemptions to record disclosure?

  • How are records produced or received?

  • What is the turnaround time to produce a record?

  • Are student records available?

  • Are public records requests confidential?

Last Modified on March 13, 2024